2007 August 28th, 12:38
2007 September 7th, 08:56
I'm quite new to editing HDV too and your question as the one of the first hurdles I came to.
You don't need to chop up the big main file of footage and then encode them into smaller clips, You can simply create sub clips from your master footage. the sub clips appear as separate clips in your project and will make editing much easier.
To create sub clips In Premier Pro 2.0 bring up the master footage in the source window and use the markers to determine a clip you want to make, then just right click to bring up a menu, and choose 'create sub clip'
This video might help show what I mean.
2007 September 7th, 10:53
If you use the free utility HDVSplit, you can turn on scene detect and it will capture from your camera and divide the m2t up according to time stamp. You can further chop the clip(s) up using a tool such as VideoRedo Plus (NOT free) if necessary.
Incidentally, MPEG-2 from the HV20 takes up no more space than an equivalent length of standard def DV. It is only when you uncompress it to another format such as AVI (recommended for your final selection of takes) that the size expands to hi def dimensions.
2007 September 10th, 18:13
Thank you all very much!
By the way, I just found this free utility HDV Split.
It will Scene Detect your tapes.
Last edited by Ben_Martin_Box; 2007 September 10th at 18:20.